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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Lord Chief Justice warns Govt on judicial interference

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Law Soc backs DLA Piper OFT complaint

DLA Piper OFT complaint” />The Law Society has endorsed DLA Piper’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) complaint against the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) for anticompetitive behaviour. As The Lawyer revealed last week (10 September), DLA Piper referred the APPC to the OFT, claiming the association is trying to persuade Government agencies to work […]

Bryan Cave scores partner brace to grow London…

Bryan Cave has continued the recent growth spurt in its London office with the hire of two partners, including the head of Pinsent Masons‘ City corporate tax group Mark Cawthron. Cawthron, formerly at Pinsent Curtis Biddle before it merged into what is now Pinsent Masons, led the firm’s corporate tax group for more than 10 […]

Cadwalader raids Sidley for derivatives lawyer

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has snared a structured finance lawyer from rival US firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Former Sidley associate Assia Damianova will join Cadwalader’s London capital markets team as special counsel to focus on structured transactions, including collateralised debt obligations and credit derivatives. Cadwalader capital markets partner Charles Roberts said: “There’s a […]

Icy winds of change at CMS

The atmosphere at CMS Cameron McKenna’s Moscow office must be decidedly chilly these days after a third lawyer left for Clifford Chance (see story). Former office managing partner David Griston, Moscow banking head Jared Grubb and now energy senior associate Maria Oleinik have all fled CMS. You can almost hear the harsh Russian winds whistling […]

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